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Emerging Asia–Pacific telecoms market: trends and forecasts 2020–2025

01 February 2021 | Research

Stefano Porto Bonacci Qingyi Liang Alex Boisot Francesco Paolo Bellomo

Forecast report | PPTX and PDF (67 slides); Excel | Asia–Pacific

"The long-term revenue growth outlook for EMAP remains positive, despite the COVID-19 outbreak."


Emerging Asia–Pacific (EMAP) still offers operators sizeable opportunities to monetise the demand for data, both in the mobile and fixed markets. In this report, we examine key trends and drivers, and provide comprehensive telecoms market forecasts for the region and for 13 individually modelled countries.

This report provides:

  • a 5-year forecast of more than 180 mobile and fixed KPIs for the EMAP region as a whole and for 13 key countries
  • an in-depth analysis of the trends, drivers and forecast assumptions for each type of mobile and fixed service, and for key countries
  • an overview of operator strategies and country-specific topics, in order to highlight similarities and differences by means of a cross-country comparison
  • a summary of results and key implications for mobile and fixed operators.


Geographical coverage


Key performance indicators

Region modelled

  • Emerging Asia–Pacific (EMAP)


Countries modelled individually

  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam





  • Handset, mobile broadband, IoT
  • Prepaid, contract
  • 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
  • Smartphone,



  • Voice, broadband 
  • Narrowband voice, VoBB
  • DSL, FTTP/B, cable, FWA, 5G, other

Pay TV

Fixed and mobile voice traffic

  • Outgoing minutes, MoU
  • Mobile data traffic



  • Service, retail, wholesale
  • Prepaid, contract
  • Handset, mobile broadband, IoT
  • Handset voice, messaging, data
  • 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G



  • Service, retail, wholesale
  • Voice, broadband, dedicated connections
  • DSL, FTTP/B, cable, FWA, other

ICT services

Pay TV

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